Living in NoHo
NoHo apartment rentals can be hard to find. This is because the area isn't just inviting and friendly; it's tiny. NoHo is a relatively new addition to the Manhattan neighborhood map. Short for "North of Houston," NoHo wedges between Houston Street and Astor Place, The Bowery and Broadway. It's a hip set of streets that includes some high-rises, but buildings mostly fall under five stories.
The core of the neighborhood is the NoHo Historic District. These protected buildings from the 1850s through the 1910s provide a glimpse at New York City's commercial history. During that era, the neighborhood prospered as major retail and dry goods center. Now, NoHo offers a combination of welcoming public spaces, swanky shops, and students. New York University buildings dot the neighborhood. Undergraduates and the businesses that cater to them are plentiful here.
NoHo Lifestyle and Entertainment
NoHo isn't large, but it does pack in some decent places to eat, both on the high and low end. Il Buco and Great Jones Café are examples of the former and the latter, respectively. If you're eating on student budget, look for places that offer discounts with university ID. Bars also split between student and more professional clienteles. Phebe's Tavern & Grill serves up drinks and food for sports lovers. The Wren mixes excellent cocktails.
Shopping options in NoHo tend to be high-end. You'll find trendy clothing boutiques, chain stores, home furnishings, and unique vintage treasures here. While it isn't overrun with services, residents can be in the East Village or Greenwich Village just by walking a block or two. For evening entertainment, catch a show at the New York Public Theater on Lafayette or at the Angelika Film Centre on Houston and Mercer. While there are benches and trees in NoHo, the closest park of any size is Washington Square in the Village.
NoHo Info and the Rental Market
It's hard to find an apartment if you limit yourself to a handful of blocks, and that's what NoHo is. Loft apartments and townhouses here are expensive, even for Manhattan. One-bedrooms for those without university support start at $1900.
NoHo is snug in a nest of subway lines. Public transportation is no problem. It should only take you around 15 minutes to reach Times Square or Grand Central Station. NoHo residents tend to be young and in school or more posh professionals.
Because NoHo isn't an expansive neighborhood, you'll likely need to wander out to find things like a post office. There are a couple of gyms here, and the public LGBT-friendly Harvey Milk High School. There's a New York Public Library on Mulberry Street, just across Houston. NoHo falls into Manhattan Community District 2.
NoHo Zip Codes
NoHo is in the 10003 zip code.